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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2109
Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

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Any Reservists?

Started by Mitch's_mom. Last reply by Mitch's_mom Nov 19, 2014. 2 Replies

After PIR Liberties

Started by KP's Mom. Last reply by Anti M Nov 3, 2014. 16 Replies

Phase 2

Started by Christine. Last reply by Pollux Oct 9, 2014. 9 Replies

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Comment by Bobbie 8 hours ago

Thanks, Anti M.  I think he's most concerned that he won't have the chance for the Japan orders again when he's healed. That was his first choice for orders since he joined DEP two years ago.

Comment by Anti M 11 hours ago

Bobbie, they can't send him anywhere until he heals.  He will have to practice his hurry up and wait for now.  Sending positive thoughts his way!

Comment by Bobbie 12 hours ago

So frustrating!  My son just called to tell me he got his verbal orders for Japan pulled because they found stress fractures in his foot during his medical clearance.  So now he's on medical hold.  What will this mean for him now?  Will he just wait to heal and then get put in for new orders?  He's so bummed...2 weeks out from graduation and he was so excited for Japan.

Comment by drh on Saturday
wonderful graduation yesterday! taking a couple of sailors around chicago. wish we had rented a van to take several more. their fist meal off base was a rack of ribs, half a chicken, spaghetti and three baskets of rolls. Great restRaunt in Waukegan "lLouies". wonderful folks. owner came and greeted our sailors and congratulated them and thanked them for serving. This is a small restaraunt/hole in the wall the place where locals go for dimmer. be there before 5 or you will h e to tale a number. Everyone check out the reviews. the meat really does fall right off the bones! off to ihop for breakfast this
morn a day in chicago where we can spoil the boys!
Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on Saturday

Prayermom..We sent our first package UPS and my son says it went to the school that closes at 1530.  This makes it very difficult to pickup because they are closed by the time he gets out.  He skipped lunch to go get it.  After that we started sending everything USPS which goes directly to his ship.  Which he loves!  I usually use those flat rate boxes which get to him in about 3-4 days (CA to GL).  I hope this helps.

Comment by Anti M on Friday

Pretty much.

Comment by prayermom on Friday

Thanks for the help.  So if you mail basically anything, your sailor has to know about when to expect it so he can go check and pick it up, it sounds like.

Comment by Anti M on Friday
Even USPS packages go to a mailroom if they are large enough, or insured.

Packages cannot be delivered directly to the barracks for security reasons. Logistics too. Can't have the civilian delivery guys having direct access to all the base, and who is going to keep track of the thousands of student schedules? Who is going to be responsible and liable for personal packages if delivered to the barracks quarterdeck? Some random sailor on hold with a little training?

Your son has to tell his COC he needs to go to the mailroom during posted hours. If they don;t know, they can;t cut him the slack to go get his package.
Comment by prayermom on Friday

My first question to the group:  Son is in A School at GL & trying to mail packages to him.  UPS box seems to be stuck somewhere in a mailroom as he cannot pick it up because they are closed when he is available.  Why can't this mail be delivered to their ship?  Is regular USPS the only way to get mail delivered to the ship?  Any advise would be appreciated!  Thanks so much!

Comment by Jennifer33486 on Thursday

I took my daughter out to walmart and purchased everything she needed for A school at GL . It took a hour or two but i felt happy knowing she had everything she needed.


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